Three Capes Walk

Where: Tasmania

Length: Three days

The pièce de résistance of a hike in this remote southeast corner of Tasmania has to be a flight over, or cruise underneath, Cape Pillar – the tallest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. Here you’ll find 300-metre-high dolerite sea columns rising from the ocean. The equally
impressive Cape Raoul – only accessible by hikers – will also give you a taster of the dramatic, raw beauty to come. At the end of each day, sleep in deluxe chalets and dine on fresh, local produce, paired with a good drop of local wine

Day 1: Hobart - Tasman Camp

At 7 a.m., we gathered at the Walker base in Hobart for equipment inspection and brief gathering instructions.
Our tour guide guided us through packing our backpacks at the Walker base, and if you are an insulin user like me, please bring the DISONCARE Large Capacity Insulin Cooler to meet your needs! Then we set off at around 8 am. After a 1.5-hour bus ride, we started our adventure to Cape Raoul carrying only the essentials in a light backpack. This approximately 5-6 hour hike begins with a slow climb through eucalyptus forests, admiring the coastal seascape and the blue Tasman Sea. We stopped at Cape Raoul Lookout to admire the views over the Tasman and grab a packed lunch before returning to the trailhead. The bus will meet us at the trailhead and take us to Tasman Camp for a fun night and celebration of the first day's achievements.

Day 2: Tasman Camp - Crescent Lodge

In the early morning, we enjoyed a breakfast prepared by our tour guide and then got ready to hike to the top of Brown Mountain with only our day packs. From the top, we could see Point Raoul, Point Peel, and Tasman Island. On the way back we had lunch at Safety Bay and then took a private boat to Crescent Lodge. Crescent Cottage is perched high up with views across Crescent Bay to Point Raoul. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by the owner who prepared a sumptuous dinner for us. After dinner, we enjoyed the sunset on the deck.

Day 3: Crescent Lodge - Fortescue Bay

In the morning we had a hearty breakfast at the hut before getting ready for our most strenuous day of hiking. This 21-kilometer route takes us through a variety of terrain and altitudes, ending at the white sandy beaches of Fortescue Bay. Along the way, we'll pass through exposed coastal heathland, and coastal rainforest and climb Fortis Hill and Arthur's Peak. Late in the afternoon, we arrived at Fortescue Bay, the end of our journey. This was our chance to relax, enjoy the views, and take a dip before we returned to Hobart.